Thursday, May 26, 2011

Making Art Challenge and Another Collage

Yesterday Lori announced the next Making Art challenge over at the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group....EWV (Everything Wendy Vecchi).  If you'd like to play along with us, just join the group and you'll have plenty of inspiration from a great bunch of talented people, including Miz Vecchi herself. 

This week's challenge is based on the project on page 26 of Wendy's first book.  If you don't have the book, no worries.  Lori makes sure that anyone can join in.  All you have to include in your piece (besides at least one Wendy stamp) is an ATC in the horizontal position and a chipboard circle. 

I did another piece on a 4x4 coaster, NOT in my usual color palette, and here it is:


I had some purplish paper cut from one of the collage pieces I did at the Lynne Perrella workshop and covered the coaster with it.  Over that I stamped one of Wendy's backgrounds in clear ink and embossed it with Zing's very tropical apricot powder.  Wowza.  I think I was so happy to see sun after almost two full weeks of gray skies and lots of rain, that I needed some brightness.

The ATC itself was a textured white paper colored with distress inks (spiced marmalade and mustard seed). The words were computer generated, something I do when I can't find a rubber stamp that says what I want it to say.   As for the chipboard circle.....I used Wendy's watch case Art Part, maybe not technically chipboard, but close enough, I say. I colored it with an eggplant paint dabber, highlighted with gold paint, and attached it to the ATC.  Inside I glued some interesting paper, and a ring of microbeads and glitter (AKA Beadazzles).

Final embellishments:  some Wendy flowers and a Tim wing and butterflies on grungepaper.  The significance of the #29?  This is for an occasion, and the number is a date. 

I still can't stop talking about, and thinking about the Lynne Perrella workshop, and happily, I also can't stop creating things inspired by it.  If your name is Elena, you can stop reading right now, because the next photo is of a piece that is for you!  Those of you who know my good friend know that she LOVES the zetti style of art made famous by the very colorful and talented Teesha Moore.  While I admire that work greatly, it is not my thing, but I wanted to do a collage for Elena that kind of gave a nod towards  the style, while still remaining "me."  This is about as zetti as I can get:


It was definitely influenced by what I learned at the workshop, it's a little bit zetti and also totally Eileen. 



20 comments:

Patzee said...

Wow, give a gal a bunch of gray days and she goes color crazy. The coaster is so layered and colorful. But your zetti take is outstanding. The colors are so vibrant and the texture adds to the juiciness! Looks like lots of people will reap the rewards of your amazing weekend with Lynne.

Elena said...

Woohoo! Lucky ME! I love it! Almost as much as I love you!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Nancy Lynn said...

I love the colorway of the first piece and love your interpretation of Teesha's artwork. Very very nice.

Tammy D said...

The top piece might not be your color palette but it's awesome. Wow on your other piece.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOW!!! What a beautiful piece!!!! I love it!!

Debby said...

Love both pieces! That was a cool way to use the watch part. Your friends are lucky to have an artist friend like you who creates such lovely pieces!

tracyozzie said...

Wow! girlfriend. love what you have done. You have been a busy little beaver. With outstanding work to show.

Marjie K said...

These are both great. Love all that layered color!

Vic said...

I love all the color on your art! Fantastic as usual!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love that coaster Eileen! Great idea to bind them together. I haven't started mine yet, but need to get on that. Love your colors and I might have to try that Zing powder. I have heard so many good things about it.

lee said...

What Elena doing here? I thought she wasnt supposed to peek. OMG she cat help herself. Love love love what you are doing!
Lee

craftyM said...

Love your piece for Elena as will she. I'm sure she couldn't resist peeking! Oh yes, I see her here!

Now what are your newly created technique?... "Zetella" is good...
Zet for Zetti, E for Eileen and lla for Perella! There you have it... your very OWN style! Don't cha love it? Now we can have a Zetella class at the next Keys retreat?
Marita

craftyM said...

OOPS! My previous post should have read, "What are you calling your newly created Technique?"
Marita

Wanda H said...

Eileen, both projects are wonderful!!! I love your Wendy piece, even the colors!!!! And you did good with your little bit zetti, alot Eileen!!! Really good!!!!

Diann said...

Love your sunny colors in the coaster and I'm sure Elana will will be most happy with the almost Zetti ART - you go girl! Diann

teri said...

I see the workshop continues to inspire you. I'm happy I'm not the only one in that department -- it has taken me in so many directions. Oh, and I see Elena DID read your post, LOL. This doesn't surprise me one bit. Anyway, it will just make her all the more anxious to receive your beautiful gift.

Lori said...

I really appreciate your mention of the EWV group and, well, me. lol! Who could ask for a better friend? I really love the Wendy piece, nice to see some bright colors for a change! And your piece for Elena is totally cool, she apparently loves it, too. lol. Great use of all the knowledge you soaked up in class!

Helen said...

I love this, Eileen, it is gorgeous. I only came across the term zetti yesterday and then twice in once day!

Angie said...

Love the super fun use of brighter colors! Lovely art, truly.

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

I like the colorcombination of the purple and the orange on the coaster !

Your artpiece for Elena is stunning : the patterned paper you made is amazing. I enlarged it but it's hard to discover how you made it. There seem to be a whole lot of layers in these and that's what I really, really like !

I don't know much about Zetti, but I like what you made with the patterned papers !
greetings from Belgium
Inge